East West Bookshop of Seattle and Bothell

Past Events at East West Bookshop

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Friday, February 27, 2009 at East West Seattle
How to Survive and Spiritually Thrive in Troubled Times
7:30-9 p.m. Free!

The financial tsunami engulfing this nation and the world is an opportunity for re-affirming higher values, a sustainable lifestyle, and a new spirit of cooperation and harmony. In this evening with HRIMAN and PADMA MCGILLOWAY, and other local Ananda Community members, we will share practical suggestions on meditation, simple living, creating community and service to others. Learn how a sustainable lifestyle harmonizing Spirit and Nature will bring you both lasting happiness and true security.

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Friday, February 27, 2009 at East West Bothell
Building a Better Life Through the Practical Application of the Power of Sound
Register Now! 7:30-9 p.m. $7

Science, metaphysics, quantum physics, religious leaders, ancient masters, and musicians agree that you can change your life and surroundings through the power of sound. Sound/music is a remarkable tool that we can learn to use effectively to enhance our lives and to affect our physical, emotional, spiritual and cultural environments. Join VANESSA PACE as she shares pictures, sound research, demonstrations, and interactive participations to tune yourself and the entire universe. No prior musical inclination or scientific savvy is necessary to enjoy this workshop.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009 at East West Seattle
Power of Soul: Beyond the World of Mind over Matter--Enter the Universe of Soul over Matter with Dr. Zhi Gang Sha
7-8:30 p.m. Free!

In the 20th century, mind over matter was emphasized. In the 21st century, soul over matter will transform all life. In this vibrant evening, New York Times best-selling author DR. ZHI GANG SHA will teach you soul secrets, wisdom, knowledge, and practices to transform the consciousness of humanity and all souls. The Power of Soul, the latest book from this extraordinary healer and spiritual leader, reveals soul healing, soul rejuvenation, soul transformation of every aspect of life (including relationships and finances), and soul enlightenment. Experience the life-transforming power of your soul.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at East West Seattle
Writing from the Soul Series Part IV: Channeling through Words
Register Now! 6:30-8:30 p.m. $12

Writing from the soul means tapping into other channels of information and insight beyond our corporeal world. This class will teach you to let your guides’ voices flow through pen and ink. Be prepared to experience other realms! CHRISTINE M. FAIRCHILD is a writer, editor, and psychic.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at East West Seattle
Meditation for Starters
7:30-8:30 p.m. $5

Don’t let meditation slip into the "someday I’ll do that" category! Do it now! We can help you start your meditation practice with a convenient one-hour workshop that offers a simple, straightforward approach combining imagery with centering techniques. Brought to you by meditation teachers FRED TURNER and MARTIA DENNISTON.

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Sunday, February 22, 2009 at East West Seattle
Getting the Word Out Metaphysically: How to Get Your Spiritual Book Published
1-3 p.m. $25

Having a good manuscript is just the beginning of the publishing world. This mini-seminar will help you figure out the best and easiest way to get your spiritual words out there. DOLLY MAE will show you how to get focused on what you really want for your book and then how to get it published. Avoid the pitfalls of ego flattery and commissioned salespeople. Know ahead of time what will work for you and why it will. Dolly conducts private consultations, seminars and workshops worldwide combining personal growth and business. A successful business woman, she applies the spiritual principles she teaches as a writer, speaker, intuitive consultant, best-selling author and publisher. Her down-to-earth personality, humorous approach and forthright solutions to personal growth issues make her a popular speaker and frequent guest on TV and radio.

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Saturday, February 21, 2009 at East West Seattle
Chakra Foods for Optimum Health: A Workshop to Create a Healing Relationship with Food and Eating
Register Now! 1:30-5:30 p.m.$35 / $60 for 2 people

Interested in releasing yourself from the diet roulette and making your relationship with food and eating a healing, nourishing one on many levels? This workshop will help the eternal dieter and truth-seeker to understand his or her relationship to food and eating in a meaningful way that allows body and soul to be complete, healthy, and radiant. It provides tools to unlock the wisdom of the chakras, creating an alchemical eating experience and illuminating health. DEANNA MINICH, PhD, CN, is a dynamic nutritionist, artist, and author, with an emphasis on creating a meaningful relationship with food and eating for body and spirit. She is the author of three upcoming books, including Chakra Foods for Optimum Health.

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Saturday, February 21, 2009 at East West Seattle
DR. MICHAEL BERNARD BECKWITH: Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul's Potential
Register Now! 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Purchase of the book Spiritual Liberation, at East West Bookshop, reserves a seat for Michael's talk/booksigning.

DR. MICHAEL BERNARD BECKWITH’S life is a living testament to building spiritual community. Beckwith now brings his inspirational and life-changing messages to the rest of the world in his much anticipated book Spiritual Liberation. The messages throughout Spiritual Liberation connect people from all walks of life facing similar challenges, especially those who are stuck in some facet of their lives. Join Michael for a morning, as he shares his powerful conviction of creating the beloved community. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith is the founder and spiritual director of Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles, California. He is a featured teacher in the film and book The Secret. In the 1970s, he began an inward journey into the teachings of East and West, and today teaches universal truth principles found in the New Thought-Ancient Wisdom tradition of spirituality. Gifted with a vision of a trans-denominational spiritual community, he speaks to a congregation of more than 9,000 people weekly at Agape.

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Friday, February 20, 2009 at East West Seattle
Whaledreamers
Register Now! 7:30-9:30 p.m. Adults $10, Students $7

Join us to enjoy a visually stunning film that offers an incredible glimpse into a rarely seen and scarcely understood tribal culture whose entire story of creation revolves around whales and has endured for centuries. The film passionately explores the connection between the subtle elegance of these “mothers of the sea” and ancient civilizations and is an appeal to embrace all living beings, thereby creating the unity and peace which the Earth itself can bring. British filmmaker KIM KINDERSLEY’S research and breathtaking footage captures the deep connection between whales, dolphins and humanity and has led to the making of four thought-provoking films, The Dolphins Gift, The Dolphins Story, The Dolphin, a Magical, Musical Mystery and now Whaledreamers, with producer JULIAN LENNON.

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Friday, February 20, 2009 at East West Bothell
Shamanic Meditation: Steps to Stillness-Find Peace in Hectic Times
Register Now! 7:30-9 p.m. $7

The key to happiness is inner peace, a mind free from worry and mental anguish. In the refuge of shamanic meditation, find harmony, acceptance and love. Gentle guidance, song and drum lead to your sacred sanctuary. Shaman SHIELA BAKER, author, healer, teacher and psychotherapist, teaches Shamanism as a way of life. Her book, Practical Shamanism, teaches the most powerful tool of the Shaman, the journey.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009 at East West Seattle
Chakra Foods for Optimum Health
7-8:30 p.m. Free!

This evening will give you an overview of a revolutionary approach to eating that encompasses physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels of our being. Be done with dieting! Unlock your inner wisdom through the vibration of foods and the experience of eating using the ancient chakra system. DEANNA MINICH, PhD, CN, is a dynamic nutritionist, artist, and author, with an emphasis on creating a meaningful relationship with food and eating for body and spirit. She has written three upcoming books, including Chakra Foods for Optimum Health. (See workshop, Sat., Feb. 21.)

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at East West Seattle
Writing from the Soul Series Part III: Writing for Health & Wealth
Register Now! 6:30-8:30 p.m. $12

Writing from the soul means releasing old wounds and strengthening your energy. This class will help you discover how journaling can enable insight into physical issues and allow you to role-play new visions of power and courage. Be prepared to shift and release! CHRISTINE M. FAIRCHILD is a writer, editor, and psychic.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at East West Seattle
Third Eye for Daily Awareness and Meditation: Spiritual Transformation, Improved Intuition, Inner Peace and Good Health
Register Now! 7-8:30 p.m. $10

This seminar reveals a personal experience of the transformation of consciousness through a cultivation of subtle bodies. SAMANTHA KEEN will talk about the third eye as an effective tool for a systematic path of personal transformation. The third eye develops intuition and ultimately provides a stable platform for awareness of your own being. It is a center of energy which promotes the health of the whole body of life force inside. The Upanishads refer to it as the jnana-chaksu, meaning ‘eye of knowledge’ or the teacher. Samantha is an instructor at the Clairvision School of meditation and runs Vital Switch, a wellness consultancy.

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Individual Sessions

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at East West Seattle
Chart Reading Using Clairvision Astrology with SAMANTHA KEEN
$25 for 30 minutes

Astrology, Vision and Transformation: What has your chart to do with self-transformation? The Clairvision School approach to astrology is based on transformation: astrology seen as a tool for selftransformation. Being able to understand the different planetary forces in a chart, but also in your environment, leads to many practical applications in your daily life. It is a great way to build the muscle of inner vision and gain a more archetypal perception of everything around you.

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Monday, February 16, 2009 at East West Seattle
The Yuwakape Way: Teachings and Blessings
Register Now! 7-8:30 p.m. $10

These are times of uncertainty and challenges for every one of us. These days also bring opportunities for realizing hopes and dreams. It is a time to call upon our allies, our teachers, our helpers in the visible and invisible realms. The Yuwakape Way is a path of connection and oneness, a path of joy, gratitude and blessing stimulating an extraordinary life of magic, healing and love. Join GREENBIRD and LAUREL EAGLE MOON as we explore ways to deepen our connection with our guides, allies and teachers, exploring the magical and spiritual powers of our brothers and sisters of the earth, the sea, the forests and the sky. Greenbird and Laurel Eagle Moon found each other in 2004, and have been playing their drum and flute in Yuwakape medicine ceremonies throughout the west.

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Individual Sessions

Monday, February 16, 2009 at East West Seattle
Chart Reading Using Clairvision Astrology with SAMANTHA KEEN
$25 for 30 minutes

Astrology, Vision and Transformation: What has your chart to do with self-transformation? The Clairvision School approach to astrology is based on transformation: astrology seen as a tool for selftransformation. Being able to understand the different planetary forces in a chart, but also in your environment, leads to many practical applications in your daily life. It is a great way to build the muscle of inner vision and gain a more archetypal perception of everything around you.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009 at East West Seattle
Thangka Exhibition
2-5 p.m. Free!

MIGMAR TSERING, Thangka painter and monk from the Kyegu Monastery in eastern Tibet, will explain the history of Thangkas, the deities depicted on them and some of the principles of sacred geometry involved in their creation. Our event room will have on display many thangkas, hand-painted by artisans in Nepal and Tibet. Migmar will be available to answer questions about them and to explain more about this special art form.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009 at East West Bothell
The World of Tea and Beyond

Join East West Tea connoisseur STEVE BONNELL and friends for a day of tea tasting and relaxation. Learn about the natural benefits of tea and how to brew in the traditional Chinese style: gongfu cha. This introduction will teach participants how to use the tools of the trade including the gaiwan and yixing pots for brewing. Participants will also have a chance to join the East West Tea Club which will meet monthly, year round, and will allow its members to not only sit and enjoy tea, but also to bring in teas of their choice and present among friends and tea lovers alike.

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Individual Sessions

Sunday, February 15, 2009 at East West Seattle
Emotional Healing, Intuitive Readings, Relationship Counseling
$60 for 30 minutes, $90 for one hour.

A professional reader since 1980, SHANTI MAI is empathic, deeply compassionate, humorous and warm. Come and understand how you limit yourself! Gain peace, freedom, and self-awareness. Shanti will teach you how to become a better “reader” for yourself.

 

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Individual Sessions

Sunday, February 15, 2009 at East West Seattle
Chart Reading Using Clairvision Astrology with SAMANTHA KEEN
$25 for 30 minutes

Astrology, Vision and Transformation: What has your chart to do with self-transformation? The Clairvision School approach to astrology is based on transformation: astrology seen as a tool for selftransformation. Being able to understand the different planetary forces in a chart, but also in your environment, leads to many practical applications in your daily life. It is a great way to build the muscle of inner vision and gain a more archetypal perception of everything around you.

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Saturday, February 14, 2009 at East West Seattle
Buckminster Fuller's Wisdom: Introductions to Sustainable Living Workshop
Register Now! Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $35

Join us in considering the mind and methods of a true visionary: Buckminster Fuller, known as the Leonardo da Vinci of the 20th Century. Beginning in 1927 he found answers to the questions now in the forefront of human consciousness–global warming, ending war, feeding all people and making a difference as an individual. LLOYD SIEDEN, author of Buckminster Fuller's Universe, will outline Fuller’s strategy and wisdom, and will provide an experiential overview of those insights.

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Individual Sessions

Saturday, February 14, 2009 at East West Seattle
Emotional Healing, Intuitive Readings, Relationship Counseling
12-6 pm $60 for 30 minutes, $90 for one hour.

A professional reader since 1980, SHANTI MAI is empathic, deeply compassionate, humorous and warm. Come and understand how you limit yourself! Gain peace, freedom, and self-awareness. Shanti will teach you how to become a better “reader” for yourself.

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Friday, February 13, 2009 at East West Seattle
Buckminster Fuller’s Wisdom: Introduction to Sustainable Living
Register Now! Friday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free!

Join us in considering the mind and methods of a true visionary: Buckminster Fuller, known as the Leonardo da Vinci of the 20th Century. Beginning in 1927 he found answers to the questions now in the forefront of human consciousness–global warming, ending war, feeding all people and making a difference as an individual. LLOYD SIEDEN, author of Buckminster Fuller’s Universe, will outline Fuller’s strategy and wisdom, and will provide an experiential overview of those insights.

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Friday, February 13, 2009 at East West Bothell
Moving Through Life with Power and Poise
Register Now! 7:30-9 p.m. Free!

Tonight we will learn some simple and effective techniques for meeting life’s challenges with calmness and energy! Come away with a toolkit of useful breathing exercises, body stretches, and energy-accessing techniques to incorporate in your daily life. Join WILLOW KUSHLER, Director of Ananda Yoga Seattle, for this helpful and timely event.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009 at East West Seattle
The Making of Your Greatness
7-8:30 p.m. $5

You have a true nature. You can find it by combing your mind for what is not you, yet the clues of your seed name are hidden cleverly within the experiments and theories you’ve tried. Your greatness is held intact within the seed name. Let’s start polarizing you to the real. This evening includes: learning how to stay in the light beyond the ordinary awareness, gaining access to the core self. ELLE COLLIER RE is a mystic and prophet who has experienced the nexus between her ordinary senses and the inner state of unity–a spiritual, connective consciousness continuum. She is the spiritual mentor and director of HeartGate Sanctuary, a non-sectarian study and retreat center in Hood River, Oregon, where she teaches how to align with the True State and walk in Love.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at East West Seattle
Writing from the Soul Series, Part II: Going Deeper
Register Now! 6:30 -8:30 p.m. $12

Writing from the soul means trusting those inner voices and callings. This class will help you find, listen to, and trust your muse. You’ll meet new characters, discover storylines, hear poetry. Be prepared to go deeper into your imagination. CHRISTINE M. FAIRCHILD is a writer, editor, and psychic.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at East West Seattle
Self-Sabotage: How to Stop, Drop, and Roll ON!
Register Now! 7-8:30 p.m. $10

What is required to bust through your blockages? To go from self-sabotage to healing, and success? Self-awareness! Unconscious decisions lead to self-sabotage. Decisions that are self-defeating now were self-preserving at some point in the past. SHANTI MAI will teach creative tools for self-awareness and self-healing. Opportunities for individual work will be available. Learn how to Stop, Drop, and Roll *On!*.

Website: www.shantimai.com
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Monday, February 9, 2009 at East West Seattle
Cutting the Cords: An Experience of Healing and Liberation from the Past
Register Now! 7-8:30 p.m. $15

Learn about the powerful spiritual/energetic bonds that are created between parents and children, between siblings, between partners, and even about the negative energetic effects of non-consensual sex. Then we will begin a spiritual healing process to clear the energy body of stagnant or disruptive energies. JOSIE RAVENWING, MA, MFCC, an internationally-known workshop presenter and author of The Book of Miracles: The Healing Work of Joao de Deus, (John of God), The Return of Spirit: A Woman’s Call to Spiritual Action and A Season of Eagles, began working 40 years ago as a pioneer in dance therapy and later as a psychotherapist with an eclectic and holistic approach. She spearheaded the holistic healing movement in Seattle in the early 1970s and co-created the first Masters level degree program in holistic healing in the U.S. at Seattle’s Antioch University in 1976.

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Sunday, February 8, 2009 at East West Seattle
Radical Forgiveness Ceremony
Register Now! 2-4:30 p.m. $30

Certified professional coach and Radical Forgiveness coach BRENDA MILLER leads us through a ceremony of forgiveness from Colin Tipping’s book, Radical Forgiveness: Making Room for the Miracle. Based on a Native American healing circle ceremony, this process preserves privacy and anonymity and is extremely powerful and effective in allowing people to forgive themselves and others, and to find peace and happiness. The process is entirely non-threatening and really works!

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Performance

Saturday, February 7, 2009 at East West Seattle
The Temple Bhajan Band Kirtan
Register Now! 7-8:30 p.m. $10 adv/ $15 day of event

Join THE TEMPLE BHAJAN BAND for a traditional kirtan performance including an interactive dance and a soft bhajan meditation. The band has been playing in yoga studios all over the States for the last nine years. Their songs are in call/response fashion and encourage the audience in a very soulful participation.

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Saturday, February 7, 2009 at East West Seattle
Harmonium/Kirtan Workshop
Register Now! 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $30 advance/ $35 day of event ($5 Can be applied toward toward Kirtan )

In this experiential workshop you will learn 5 traditional kirtan songs on the harmonium and the basics of tamboura and kartal playing, so that you can start your own kirtan band, or play for your yoga class. Join THE TEMPLE BHAJAN BAND, a group of devotional chanters, who present the ancient Vedic traditional form of kirtan. The group consists of harmonium, tamboura, kartals, mrdunga and 3-4 singers.

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Friday, February 6, 2009 at East West Seattle
The Wisdom of Your Face: See Chinese Face Reading in Action
7:30-9:30 p.m. Free!

The ancient Chinese believed that your face reflects your true inner spirit, the blueprint of your original design. The wisdom written there explains why you think, feel, and behave as you do, and answers two of the most important questions you need to ask yourself in life: Who am I? and What is my calling? Please join us to watch JEAN HANER do face reading demonstrations with audience volunteers! Jean is renowned for providing a fun and fascinating experience with profound implications for deep personal change.

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Friday, February 6, 2009 at East West Bothell
The Work of Brazilian Spiritual Healer John of God (Joao de Deus)
Register Now! 7:30-9 p.m. $12

Join us for an enlightening evening of spiritual discussion on the healings of John of God, known to have helped people heal of cancer, AIDS, asthma, and other physical, emotional and spiritual problems. The evening will also include the opportunity to participate in a healing session. JOSIE RAVENWING, MA, MFCC, an internationally known workshop presenter and author of The Book of Miracles: The Healing Work of Joao de Deus, The Return of Spirit: A Woman’s Call to Spiritual Action and A Season of Eagles, spends much of her time in Brazil where she has been a group guide and volunteer at John of God’s healing center since 1998.

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Thursday, February 5, 2009 at East West Seattle
Chakra Clearing with Crystal Essences
Register Now! 7-8:30 p.m. $10

Register Now! 7-8:30 p.m. $10

Join this class, led by VICKI DRAPER, owner of Vi Miere and creator of the Vi Miere essences, to learn to live your life to your fullest potential. Learn about the chakras and how they can be cleared by the use of crystal essences. Vi Miere chakra essences will assist during the class, giving us a boost—raising our vibrations energetically and physically. It will be a fun, interactive, healing class and will benefit our bodies and our souls.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at East West Seattle
Writing from the Soul Series Part I: Breaking Out
Register Now! 6:30-8:30 p.m. $12 each or $45 all four classes

Writing from the soul means trusting the instinctual creativity within you. Using various exercises, this class will help you move past writer’s block and free yourself from your inner critic. Learn techniques for motivating and inspiring writing. Be prepared to open up and write. CHRISTINE FAIRCHILD is a writer, editor, and psychic.

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Class Series

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at East West Seattle
Meditation Level I, Breath Awareness
Register Now! 7:30-9 p.m. $45 for 3-week series

If you’ve tried to meditate on your own but have found that isn’t enough, you’ll discover in this series a dynamic, focused and universal technique of meditation that will teach you concentration, relaxation, and inner receptivity. RICK AND CHRISTY JOHNSTON will include simple stretches, chanting, visualization, and watching the breath, to help you "be still and know" your vital, creative and inspired Self. (Level I offers the popular option of taking the preceding yoga class for only $11 per session.)

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at East West Seattle
Love Yourself, Live Your Spirit: Sixth Sensory Workshop Series
7-8:30 p.m. $5 (Cost is applicable toward any book or product of Sonia Choquette– the day of event, only.)

Discover fun new ways to love and live your highest self with facilitator KATHLEEN CARRERA, intuitive life coach and minister, for inner and outer transformation and beauty for mind, body and spirit. Increase your intuitive abilities with simple, fast, proven techniques. Give yourself the opportunity to create a new life that is extraordinary and magical! Quickly tap into the infinite power of your unique soul’s gifts, which will assist you in creating your true passion and purpose, guide you through modern times with more peace and joy, and help you to let go of fears.

Kathleen has trained in several workshops with Sonia Choquette, and has been using teachings from Sonia’s books and lectures in her practice. The sixth sensory workshops are what Sonia calls “a workout gym to train your psychic muscles!”

First Tuesday of each month Dec. 2- May 5.

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Monday, February 2, 2009 at East West Seattle
Transformation, New Realities, and You!
7-8:30 p.m. Free!

Get ready for insights, inspirations and Ah Ha’s! Join Monica Wilson and Patricia Shetley in this ongoing forum where like-minded people share observations, inklings and experiences in an uplifting, interactive format. We’ll seek to gain more clarity and focus in creating our new realities, and navigating the exciting changes during this time of transformation. MONICA WILSON is an intuitive who uses astrology, the I-Ching, psychometry and the Tarot. PATRICIA SHETLEY is an intuitive who speaks with guides and deceased guardians to help her clients achieve improved physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

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Sunday, February 1, 2009 at East West Seattle
Building a Better Life Through the Practical Application of the Power of Sound
Register Now! 1:30-3:30 p.m. $7

Science, metaphysics, quantum physics, religious leaders, ancient masters, and musicians agree that you can change your life and surroundings through the power of sound. Sound/music is a remarkable tool that we can learn to use effectively to enhance our lives and to affect our physical, emotional, spiritual and cultural environments. Join VANESSA PACE as she shares pictures, sound research, demonstrations, and interactive participations to tune yourself and the entire universe. No prior musical inclination or scientific savvy is necessary to enjoy this workshop.

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Individual Sessions

Sunday, February 1, 2009 at East West Seattle
Mayan Astrology Readings with Carol McCloud

Three conscious steps toward living a truly authentic life, are to become aware of who we truly are, to become aware of our incoming soul’s special life-commitment, and to be willing to bring our lives into accord, with both. Consulting Mayan astrology and Tarot, Carol McCloud follows an organic process, beginning with aspects for your moment of birth, to reveal the mythic journey Mayans would see as the journey of your soul. Schedule Now! $45 for 30 min., $75 per hour.

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